1937 Eyewitness in Abyssinia
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
A fascinating and detailed first hand account of the Abyssinian Crisis, which occurred in 1935 and stemmed from the Walwal incident, a conflict between Abyssinia and Italy. A detailed account of the front lines with Marshal Badoglio's forces in Addis Ababa.
Written by noted editorialist and reporter Herbert Matthews, a journalist for 'The New York Times'.
Illustrated with a frontispiece and a further seventeen plates. Collated and complete.
The first edition of this work.
Containing the bookplate of one Clinton E. Geiser to the front pastedown and a former owner's small ink signature to the front free-endpaper.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, sound, with some shelf wear and bumping to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. Fading to the spine. Containing the bookplate of one Clinton E. Geiser to the front pastedown and a former owner's small ink signature to the front free-endpaper. Internally, front hinge is strained to the head at the title page. Binding is generally firm. Light spotting to the fore-edge and to the first and last few pages, with a few spots throughout, otherwise pages are clean.
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